Medical Centre, Alkmaar
The Medical Centre in Alkmaar is currently working to set up a new Top Clinical Intervention Centre in Heerhugowaard. For the design logistics, SQwin health consultants carried out a computer simulation and animation study to analyze the efficiency of the building in relation to all patient, goods, staff and visitor flows.
The computer simulation showed that less expensive facilities (i.e. a logistics basement route) were needed for efficient and effective logistics. In the autumn of 2012, another logistics study was carried out to analyze the logistical effect of separating the current location in Alkmaar and the new clinical location in Heerhugowaard. For this, the current logistics were simulated in the new building layout. The design of the buildings is currently undergoing amendments in response to the outcomes of this study.